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14 January 2011 ~ 2 Comments

Amazon: USA “Sky Church” on Sony and on March 8th

Unlike the rest of the world, the DVD and Blu-Ray release of the March 2010 Seattle concert, will have its USA release on Sony Legacy and a bit later than the worldwide release: March 8th 2011. Pre-order on Amazon:

Night at the Sky Church [Blu-ray]

Night at the Sky Church

A somehow removed page (but still in google cache) on the Eagle Rock (which handles the international release on February 14th) website has some extra information on the tracklist. Not only does it feature the two bonus-tracks “Back to Avalon” and “Kick it out” (which are 99% sure as many webshops show these on the Eagle release), but also “Queen City“! I haven’t found any information yet on these 3 tracks being on the US Sony release. Added January 17th: the information is now on the website again and also includes “Wheels”! Both Queen City and Wheels might be intro and outro music and studio recordings (thanx Manny!)

Another removed page at Eagle Vision has a digital only EP of “Wtf” in Canada on February 15th 2011.

Night At Sky Church

Night At Sky Church

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14 January 2011 ~ 1 Comment

Red Velvet Car will finally stop in Kamloops

Tour 2011

Tour 2011

bclocal.com: Ann Wilson remembers Kamloops well.
It was the city she and her sister Nancy would drive through on their way to concerts elsewhere in the country.
“I always wondered about it, why it didn’t have a place to hold a rock concert,” she said.
“My memories are of Kamloops being a growing town, so I’m really looking forward to coming back there and doing our concert.”
With a dog barking in the background and breaks in the conversation as she asked someone named George to shush the animal — “The UPS guy just got here,” she said, “and it’s the end of the world, apparently.” — Wilson seemed much like any mom interrupted at home by a phone call.
But she’s not.
She’s Ann Wilson, a musician who, paired with sister Nancy, created one of the most-formidable female rock bands ever in 1974 with Heart.
The woman many reviewers have agreed God likely created to give the world a female version of Robert Plant. More on bclocalnews.com

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11 January 2011 ~ 1 Comment

Barracuda (From “Night at Sky Church” DVD & Blu-Ray)

Thanx Francie!

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11 January 2011 ~ 0 Comments

“Hey You” #14 on FMQB.com 2010 AC airplay top 100

Congratulations HEart!

Congratulations Heart!

Source: FMQB.com

10 January 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Loud review!

Red Velvet Car

Red Velvet Car

Loud Reviews: Rating: **** 1/2

Ann and Nancy Wilson are back with another installment in the Heart legacy called “Red Velvet Car”. Released last September, I’m disappointed in myself for not knowing anything about this one sooner. Had I known, This one sure would have been somewhere in my “Top 10 Of 2010”. More from this review

07 January 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Canadian tour starts soon!

A&N

A&N

Bestshowtickets.com: For sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart, 2010 was a pretty big year. They performed on Dancing with the Stars and with Olympic Gold Medalist Brian Boitano in the Brian Boitano Skating Spectacular. They also issued a new album, Red Velvet Car, some 34 years after their Crazy on You debut.

“It’s been an amazing year, a year of firsts for us,” said lead singer Ann.

“After three-plus decades, to have loyal fans, old and new, and to be acknowledged for our work as performers and songwriters is really quite beautiful,” added guitarist Nancy.

As for what lies ahead in 2011, it won’t be a first, but the ladies are hitting the road for some north-of-the-border dates on the Red Velvet Car Tour. If reviews from 2010 performances are any indication, Canadian fans and critics alike have something to look forward to in the shows.

One writer commented, “From the opening song Nancy never stopped moving, she clearly loves what she is doing and put on a great show. And in my opinion Ann has one of, if not THE defining female rock voice.”

Still another proclaimed, “Heart have consistently kicked ass harder than any dude group of any era in which they were performing. They were doing it in the 70s. They were doing it in the ’80s. They still do today. After almost 40 (!) years of performing, Heart still possess their signature guitar chops and blow-the-roof-off vocals. ”

Who knew a couple of girls could rock a nation for four decades breaking down gender barriers all the while?

“We’re not intentional pioneers,” Ann explained. “My influences were Aretha Franklin and the rest were male singers, writers and guitar players like Paul McCartney, Robert Plant, Elton John and Rod Stewart. Nancy was influenced by Paul Simon, Jimmy Page and, of course, Keith Richards, the ultimate riff guy.

“Nancy is four years younger,” she continues. “We began playing seriously when she was 8 and I was 12. That was long about the time the Beatles and Rolling Stones were here. They made us want to pick up guitars.”

Once the guitars were picked up, the sisters were on a trajectory that could lead nowhere other than stardom. Their parents were immensely supportive of the notion despite not having unlimited resources at their disposal.

“We’ve driven by our old house and can hardly believe that’s the place,” Ann recalled. “It’s a little track house, nothing special. But our parents made it seem like a palace. Our parents wanted for us what we wanted. They were overjoyed we had a focus. So many young people just float. Nancy and I were aimed at this.”

Not only can – and do – they still rock hard, but their artistry has also stood the test of time. Songs like “Crazy on You,” “Magic Man,” and “Barracuda” are just as relevant and revelatory today as they were 30 years ago. Blame it on the human condition, the cycles of life. They do.

“We thought the world at that time was so messed up,” Ann said. “And that’s what our lyrics dealt with. When you take a look at the lyrics now, they still apply. I guess that’s life.”

01.28.2011 — St. John’s, NL — Mile One Centre
01.29.2011 — Corner Brook, NL — Pepsi Centre
02.01.2011 — Charlottetown, PEI — Charlottetown Civic Centre
02.02.2011 — Moncton, NB — Moncton Coliseum Complex
02.03.2011 — Halifax, NS — Halifax Metro Centre
02.05.2011 — Montreal, QC — Place des Arts
02.07.2011 — Ottawa, ON — Civic Centre Theatre
02.08.2011 — Kitchener, Ontario — The Centre in the Square
02.09.2011 — Hamilton, ON — Hamilton Place
02.11.2011 — Toronto, ON — Massey Hall
02.12.2011 — Kingston, ON — K-Rock Centre
02.14.2011 — Sudbury, ON — Sudbury Arena
02.17.2011 — Winnipeg, MB — MTS Center
02.18.2011 — Saskatoon, SK — TCU Place
02.19.2011 — Edmonton, AB — Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
02.21.2011 — Grand Prarie, AB — Crystal Center
02.22.2011 — Calgary, AB — Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
02.24.2011 — Prince George, BC — CN Centre
02.25.2011 — Kamloops, BC — Interior Savings Centre
02.26.2011 — Vancouver, BC — Queen Elizabeth Centre

17 December 2010 ~ 2 Comments

Zamboni!

Catch Heart performing on Brian Boitano’s Skating Spectacular, December 26 at 4pm (EST) on NBC!

From Sioux City Journal:

The night, though, got its biggest mojo from the numbers Boitano and company did to the music of Heart. Still in fine voice, Ann and Nancy Wilson breezed through a handful of hits, squeezing in a little ice play for their latest CD. That newest release, in fact, prompted the most touching skating of the night – former world champion Yuka Sato doing some of the most graceful spins and jumps to “Red Velvet Car.” With the chilling number, Sato tapped into the heart of Heart.

Surprisingly, the show had more visual oomph than most skating events. A series of projections on the ice added much to the atmosphere and helped telegraph the skaters’ punches. The costumes? They were as outré as these things get. Renee Roca’s group choreography? Dazzling.

And Heart? It was hard to decide where to look – at the skaters or at the sisters. Both were difficult to ignore.

WHO DID WHAT?
Here’s who skated during the Brian Boitano Skating Spectacular:
“Barracuda” – entire cast
“Even it Up” – Ryan Bradley and Steven Cousins
“Red Velvet Car” – Yuka Sato
“Straight On” – Irina Grigorian and Mikhail Panin
“These Dreams” – Sinead and John Kerr
“Raining You” – Steven Cousins
“Beatbox Harmonica” – Michael Weiss
“Shake up the Party” – Irna Grigorian
“Missing You” – Brian Boitano
“Total Eclipse of the Heart” – Elena Leonova and Andrei Khvalko
“Hard to Handle” – men in cast
“Vodka Fisa” – Mikhail Panin
“Shut Up and Let Me Go” – Sinead and John Kerr
“Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” – Ryan Bradley
“Claire de Lune” – Yuka Sato
“Hey You” – Heart
“Alone” Michael Weiss
“What About Love” – Elena and Andrei
“Crazy on You” Brian Boitano
“Magic Man” – cast

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